10 Year Celebrations and Awards
PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter

PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter organized its 10th year celebrations on 11 October at Damle Hall, Law College Road, Pune.

Mr. Rajarama Rao Bannengala, vice president, programs, welcomed the attendees. Mr. Girish R. Kadam, PMP, chapter president, spoke about the chapter’s achievements and presented a movie clip on its key milestones.

Mr. Bannengala announced the launch of a new chapter initiative, the member mentoring forum. Through this initiative, the chapter will support paid members beyond project management certifications. The three key areas for the forum will be career development, PM best practices, and agile development practices.

PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter has won the 2014 PMI Chapter Award for Leadership and the 2014 Chapter Award for Volunteer Program (Chapter Category II). The leadership award was presented to Mr. Kadam.

Mr. Kadam has been volunteering with PMI since 2002. He was associated with PMI Central Illinois Chapter, USA, till 2004. After returning to India, he was a board member at PMI Bangalore Chapter. Since 2007, he has been serving as a board member at PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter.

Mr. Rinoo Rajesh, vice president, marketing & communications, received the volunteer award on behalf of the chapter. Both the awards were presented at the PMI Community Awards Ceremony, held in conjunction with the PMI Global Congress 2014—North America in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

The chapter signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Symbiosis International University to promote skill development among students and provide platforms for interaction with industry experts.

The signed MoU was exchanged between Mr. Kadam and Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, principal director, Symbiosis Society, in the presence of Mr. Raj Kalady, managing director, PMI India; Dr. Rajani Gupte, vice chancellor, Symbiosis Society; and Prof. Pratima Sheorey, director, Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development.

On 6 September, CSI Aurangabad Chapter and PMI Pune- Deccan India Chapter jointly conducted a project management awareness session at the Deogiri Institute of Engineering & Management Sciences (DIETMS), Aurangabad. Dr. Ulhas Shiurkar, director, DIEMTS; Mr. Kedar Panse, chairman, CSI Aurangabad Chapter, and Mr. Nitin Nalgirkar, vicechairman, CSI Aurangabad Chapter, attended the full day session.

The speakers from PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter were Mr. Harish Honwad and Mr. Makarand Hardas. Around 150 students of computer science & engineering and staff attended the seminar.

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